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#1 seakingtheonixpected



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

So this summer I will be going to see my dad and it is highly important that I beat him in chess when I get there.


The thing is I know the rules but I can never figure out how to do anything of value in the game. The whole point is pinning your oponnents pieces in a compromising position but I have no idea how to go about doing that. Does anyone know of some stuff I should look into in order to learn enough to finally understand how to beat him?


I've started by looking into openings, I'm thinking one of my main problems is that my pieces trip over each other in the beginning. What else should I look into?

#2 The Robstar

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:36 AM

Go to an old folks home and play a few of them. They would teach you more than any blog would. I used to visit this old man who used to run the chess club. The more you play the more you gain. Cliched, I know but so true. 


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

http://www.chess.com/ will probably help you.


I'm horrible at it, but our local koala is pretty good, he might be able to help you out.


#4 Krankykoala



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:19 AM

If you know any former convicts they tend to be pretty decent chess players. Apparently a lot of them pass time by playing. 
My granddad taught me how to play and he used to play professionally. You could look up some video's showing a few traditional opening setup's. Or you could try to pull a scholar's mate off(which is hilarious when it works, but is easy for your opponent to mess up)


Other than that I would say just find a program you can play against other people to practice. Best way to get better is to play a bunch.

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